This course will provide the student with a history of cryptography from its origins to the advanced cryptography of the future. Students will study current topics in cryptography such as public and private key cryptography, cryptographic attacks, public key infrastructure, one-way hashes and digital signatures. Different cryptography applications and how to apply them will be discussed as well.
Understand the types of ciphers
Understand Digital Signatures and one-way hashes
Understand encryption techniques
Identify types of cryptographic attacks
Understand available defenses against cryptographic attacks
Web-of-trust infrastructure development methods
Public Key Infrastructure and Certificate Authorities
Integrating encryption into a network system security plan
Understand the crypto issues in network based applications
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.